Man of La Mancha

  • Performing arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Tue, March 17 —
    Sun, May 03, 2015
Man of La Mancha

A musical comedy directed by Shakespeare Theatre Company Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul.

A story of hope and idealism rises from the darkness and despair of a prison cell in Man of La Mancha, carried aloft by some of the most familiar and moving songs of the American theatre. As Miguel de Cervantes presents his tale of knight errant Don Quixote, his journey comes alive in a play-within-the-play, featuring loyal friends, troubled maidens, giant monsters and brave knights. Don Quixote’s quest –filled with humor and poignancy in equal measure– dares everyone to dream “The Impossible Dream.”

STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul helms Man of La Mancha, one of the most acclaimed adaptations –musical or otherwise– of classic literature. Following Paul’s Helen Hayes Award-winning production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Man of La Mancha continues to pave the way for classically inspired musicals to join the Company’s repertoire.

Man of La Mancha

  • Book by Dale Wasserman
  • Lyrics by Joe Darion
  • Composed by Mitch Leigh
  • Directed by Alan Paul

Now extended through May 3rd.


Venue map

Sidney Harman Hall 610 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004


More information

The Shakespeare Theatre


Organized by The Shakespeare Theatre. Produced by Michael R. Klein and Joan I. Fabry and the Artistic Leadership Fund.



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